MIAMI -- Dining at Marlins Park in 2019 will have a Miami flavor.The Marlins on Tuesday announced the additions of new food partners with local appeal as part of their ballpark enhancements for the upcoming season.The Marlins are teaming up with Miami's Best Pizza, PINCHO, Novecento, SuViche and two concepts
MIAMI -- Dining at Marlins Park in 2019 will have a Miami flavor.
The Marlins on Tuesday announced the additions of new food partners with local appeal as part of their ballpark enhancements for the upcoming season.
The Marlins are teaming up with Miami's Best Pizza, PINCHO, Novecento, SuViche and two concepts by Jose Andres' ThinkFoodGroup -- Butterfly Tacos y Tortas and La Pepa.
"It is important for us to continue to invest in creating a first-class fan experience at Marlins Park, and the addition of these well-respected partners with great Miami stories is another essential step in that process," Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter said in a statement. "The re-imagined concessions, representative of our community's rich culinary scene, as well as the enhanced premium experience in The Club presented by DEX Imaging will offer our guests fresh and unique experiences."
In their second season of owning the franchise, the group led by Bruce Sherman and Jeter has made a series of ballpark enhancements since the 2018 season ended. Among them has been updating the Diamond Club behind home plate, which is now The Club presented by DEX Imaging.
A multitiered party deck has been added in center field, and a standing room only section will be down the right-field line.
In 2019, Marlins Park will serve as the exclusive South Florida professional sports venue to host La Pepa, Butterfly Tacos y Tortas, Novecento and Miami's Best Pizza. The ballpark will also showcase unique menu items and activations via new partnerships with PINCHO and SuViche.
The five new partner brand concession locations for the upcoming season are part of a full reconception and reposition of the Promenade Level food and beverage experience by the Marlins and hospitality partner Levy.
"As we continue to look for ways to impact and enhance the fan experience at Marlins Park, we sought a dining experience authentic to Miami with brands who share our same commitment to the South Florida community," Marlins president of business operations Chip Bowers said in a statement. "We are elevating the food and beverage experience to feature a diverse array of concepts that are reflective of our ever-evolving community. Fans will notice their feedback was heard and will see an increase in the quality and variety of flavors, concepts, and food and beverage-centric experiences available to them throughout the ballpark."
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